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Tupac Shakur

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2 Pac: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z (Interscope)

Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 16 March 1993

'Holler If Ya Hear Me'; 'Pac's Theme (Interlude)'; 'Point The Finga'; 'Something 2 Die 4 (Interlude)'; 'Last Wordz'; 'Souljah's Revenge'; 'Peep Game'; 'Strugglin''; 'Guess Who's ...

A Load Of Bollock: 2Pac: Me Against The World (Interscope)

Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 1 April 1995

Ner-ner, ner-ner slammm!!! And another one! Is 2Pac (sorry, make that 1Pac) just the shot in the balls rap so sorely needs, or a monorchid ...

Tupac Shakur: War Of The Words

Report by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 28 September 1996

TUPAC SHAKUR's death has once again highlighted the feud between the East Coast and West Coast rap communities. ANGUS BATEY takes a look at hip-hop's ...

Tupac Shakur 1971-1996

Obituary by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, November 1996

At the age of 25, TUPAC SHAKUR was gunned down and died six days later in a Las Vegas hospital. His death was inevitable, but ...

Tupac Shakur: Farewell to Arms

Retrospective by David Toop, Face, The, November 1996

Tupac Shakur was the rapper whose lyrics merged poetry with pain to make him an icon for America's doom generation. On September 13, at the ...

Tupac Shakur: This Thugs Life

Comment by Frank Broughton, i-D, November 1996

Tupac Shakur was murdered last month in a drive-by shooting. Was rap's rising star a menace to society or just to himself? ...

The Future Hound of Gundom: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Tha Doggfather/Makaveli: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory

Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 16 November 1996

Snoop's poised defiance and masterful Gangsta cool, posthumous crap from 2Pac ...

Tupac Shakur: All Eyes On Him

Obituary by RJ Smith, Spin, December 1996

Tupac Shakur was more then just another million-selling gangsta rapper. He polarized the races like few pop stars, in death as in life. ...

Tupac Shakur: His life on Death Row ended in a Deathblow

Obituary by William Shaw, Details, December 1996

William Shaw remembers Tupac Shakur 1971-1996 ...

Hour Of The Gun: The Wasted Life And Brutal Death Of Tupac Shakur

Profile by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 1997

EVEN BY THE BRUTAL STANDARDS OF thug life, his was a particularly merciless encounter. It took less than two minutes for Mike Tyson to pummel ...

Rebel For The Hell Of It: The Life Of Tupac Shakur Armond White (Quartet)

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, September 1997

TWENTY OR so years ago, in 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais', The Clash sang disapprovingly of those they deemed to be "turning rebellion into money". ...

Eyewitness: The First Shooting of Tupac Shakur

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Q, November 1997

Halfway through his New York trial for rape and amidst growing tension between East and West Coast rappers, Tupac Shakur attended a recording session. He ...

Shakur Moneymaker: 2Pac: R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (Jive)

Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 22 November 1997

WHEN LIAM GALLAGHER sees fit to offer out the likes of Damon Blur and George Beatle, he's risking… ooh, you never can tell, really. A ...

Afeni Shakur: The Kick Inside

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 1 July 1998

It is two years since gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur's short life ended in a hail of bullets. Caroline Sullivan talks exclusively to his mother about ...

Tupac Shakur: Revenge Killing?

Report by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 9 July 1998

Suspect in TUPAC killing shot in Compton ...

Hip Hop Don't Stop

Overview by David Bennun, Hot Air, 1999

A LITTLE over two minutes into The Fugees' 1996 hit 'Ready Or Not', the voice of Lauryn Hill is thrown into relief by a brief ...

The Notorious BIG: Born Again (Puff Daddy Records/Arista) **; 2Pac+Outlawz: Still I Rise (Interscope) ****

Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 17 December 1999

Stiff competition: Caroline Sullivan checks out the latest from two late rappers ...

Life and Death in South Central LA

Book Excerpt by William Shaw, Observer, The, 9 January 2000

South Central Los Angeles is notorious both for its violent gang warfare and for the gangsta rap that celebrates it, yet the media rarely ventures ...

2Pac & Outlawz: Still I Rise; Notorious B.I.G.: Born Again

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, March 2000

NO REST for the wicked – more posthumous releases from the slain linchpins of East and West Coast gangsta rap. ...

Jailhouse Rap: An Exclusive Conversation With Suge Knight

Interview by Roy Trakin, Hits, 19 July 2000

MULE CREEK State Prison is the fourth jail rap entrepreneur Marion "Suge" Knight has been locked up in since he was given a nine-year sentence ...

Tupac Shakur

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, August 2000

TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR seemed to consider himself immortal, and there are certainly many who still refuse to believe the 25-year-old rapper died after a Las ...

Suge Knight: Death Wish

Report by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 5 August 2000

His rise and his fall has been a story of violence, pig-headed machismo and ruthless determination. Currently biding his time in jail, Death Row boss ...

2Pac: Until The End Of Time; Various Artists: Death Row Records — Greatest Hits

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, June 2001

Flawed flashbacks to a turbulent chapter in hip hop history ...

Black Blueprint: Holler If You Hear Me: Searching For Tupac Shakur by Michael Eric Dyson

Book Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Village Voice, The, 18 September 2001

YOU HAD TO BE THERE to understand that the book has yet to be written encompassing all the sheer intensity of suspenseful events, mesmerizing mise-en-scène, ...

Gangsta Scrap: Nick Broomfield’s Biggie And Tupac

Film/DVD/TV Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2002

Suge Knight: the new Al Capone? Exposing the truth behind the Rap Wars ...

Director's Cut: Nick Broomfield on Biggie & Tupac

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Uncut, June 2002


Biggie & Tupac: Fear Of A Black Messiah

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, July 2002

Nick Broomfield's new film may well have solved the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Angus Batey went to seek out the facts. ...


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